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Send Washington a Message:

Make Water First for Thirst


Stay tuned for public comment opportunities!


Tell the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to:

1. Put strong language about drinking water in the 2025-2030 Dietary Guidelines

2. Add a symbol for water to the MyPlate graphic


Why Submit a Comment?

  • Give USDA and HHS valuable information on the public’s perspective

  • Help identify issues or solutions that might not have initially been considered

  • Make your voice heard!


The Scientific Report of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is available online here. Click here for an overview of the Dietary Guidelines development process and more information on the National Drinking Water Alliance “Put Water on MyPlate” campaign.

How to Submit a Comment

Stay tuned for public comment opportunities! Submitting a comment is easy and will take only a few minutes of your time.

LEARN HOW to submit a powerful comment on drinking water:


WRITE a comment of 5000 characters or less expressing why YOU support strong language for drinking water and would like to see a symbol for water on the MyPlate graphic.

SELECT and COPY your comment text.

CLICK on this link.

PASTE your comment into the comment box.

Click on UPLOAD FILES to attach supporting documents from your files (e.g., peer-reviewed article, current research, organizational report, Op-ed, or any other evidence for USDA/HHS to consider).

FILL IN required “first name” and “last name” boxes and “select a category” to identify your affiliation.

CLICK “continue” and follow the instructions to submit your comment.

SHARE your comment with us by forwarding a copy to


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